chillies in winter
daughter has bought a chilli plant and is going to put it in a container.
What sort of conditions would be best for it?
chilli peppers are grown in summer outdoors. At this time of year
your daughter's chilli plant would need a very warm, sunny situation
indoors or on a sheltered sunny deck or patio.
Use a quality potting
mix which provides good drainage and contains a controlled release
fertiliser. Make sure your pot has drainage holes in the bottom.
At this time of year
water sparingly. Allow the surface of the potting mix to dry out
between watering and do not let the plant sit in water.
by Dr Dan Blanchon from Unitec's Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Bachelor
of Resource Management.
with permission from NZOOM Home and Garden content,
from the previous
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